The premiere of Neil Patrick Harris as a host is not the only point of interest in this year’s academy awards. Get to know ten good reasons to watch the Oscars tomorrow.
1. The new host
All eyes will be on the actor Neil Patrick Harris, which has the difficult task of succeeding the popular Ellen DeGeneres. Not enough to impress 41 years actor that sings, dances, does magic tricks and has proven qhat is capable of at Tonys ceremonies, the American theater awards. Can he do better than Ellen DeGeneres and more tweet selfie of the year?
2. The British Invasion
The “Brits” will be strongly represented. Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) and Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”) are candidates for Best Actor; Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything)” and Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) for best actress, followed by Keira Knightley, who dispute the statuette for best actress Secondary (“The Imitation Game”).
3. The fashion show
The red carpet of the Oscars is as popular as the catwalks of Paris, or New York. Who will wear what? What will be the accessory that will fly? And what will be the socking dress of the delusional Lady Gaga to perform at the stage of the Dolby Theatre?
Common and John Legend are favorites for the Best Song Oscar with “Glory”, which combines hip-hop and gospel inspiration and part of the original soundtrack of “Selma”. Both will be singing on stage, as well as Adam Levine and Maroon 5.
5. Moore and Moore more
Will 2015 finally be the year of consecration to the beautiful Julianne Moore? At 54 years old, after five nominations, the redhead is the favorite in the category for best actress for her portrayal of an Alzheimer’s patient in “My Name Is Alice”.
6. A color and gender issue
Marlon Brando offered the most memorable moment of the 1973 Oscars by refusing to receive his statuette for “The Godfather”. In his place, he sent a Native American on stage to protest against the treatment of the Indians by Hollywood. Will there be reactions this year about the lack of black actors among the nominees? In announcing the appointments, many voices have been heard, criticizing the too white and too male selection of finalists.
7. Superstar Snowden?
Edward Snowden, the informer who revealed the extent of the US government surveillance program, can be an unexpected protagonist tomorrow: he is the main character of “Citizenfour” well ahead in the race for the best documentary Oscar. If he wins, the filmmaker Laura Poitras could reveal a powerful speech.
8. The French People in Hollywood
Marion Cotillard Corren is in the running for the second Oscar with his performance in “Two Days, One Night,” the latest work of the Dardenne brothers. In 2008, he has been crowned best actress for “La Vie en Rose, from Olivier Dahan’s, in which she played Edith Piaf.
Another Frenchman who can win on Sunday: the composer Alexandre Desplat was twice nominated for the soundtrack of “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Imitation Game”.
9. Viva el Mexico!
If Alejandro Inarritu, director and screenwriter of “Birdman”, wins the Oscar for best picture and best director, will be the second year that we see Mexican filmmakers take the stage at the Academy Awards. Last year, Alfonso Cuaron was named best director for “Gravity”.
Another Mexican named this year is the cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, also for “Birdman”.
As every year, Hollywood will honor their missing stars. The year 2014 was marked by the death of Robin Williams, who committed suicide in August, Philip Seymour Hoffman, killed by overdose in February, the British director Richard Attenborough, Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Bob Hoskins and Shirley Temple.